Volunteer mentors play a critical role in the Nurture® Program. They have parenting experience and volunteer their time to support parents with children between ages birth to three. All communication between mentors and parents is through texting; mentors and parents do not meet face to face. Our parents have shared (via anonymous surveys) that they have formed meaningful relationships with their mentors through texting.
The Nurture® Program is truly a virtual support system. Mentors send and receive messages through a custom software program, and can interact with their parents from anywhere they have access to a computer or tablet. Volunteering as a Nurture® Program mentor is a great way to give back to the community and you can support parents whenever and wherever is convenient for you – at home or during a break at work
As a Nurture® Program mentor, you will be a sounding board, a cheerleader and a reliable and consistent resource for the parents you support. We do let parents know that the Nurture® Program is not an emergency resource. Parents are alerted to call 911 in case of an emergency or urgent situation.
If you are looking for a remote volunteer opportunity that supports families during a critical time in their child’s life, applying to be a Nurture® Program mentor may be the right fit for you!